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Closing Costs: What You Need to Know

If you’re buying your first home — or it’s been awhile since your last real estate transaction — you might need a refresher on what closings costs are and how they work. Saving for a down payment is often discussed when purchasing a home, while closing costs can get overlooked; but they are an equally important part of any real estate trans...


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The True Cost of Rent-to-Own Services

You have probably seen commercials or received mailers from rent-to-own furniture and appliance stores promising to rent you the latest and greatest models of popular electronics, furniture and appliances for a low weekly fee. Then at the end of the lease term, you own the item outright. Renting-to-own might appear to be a great way to get the thin...